News & Updates

On Monday, March 26, 2018, we made a final decision to leave the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU) and form an alliance of like-minded partner unions, which will include UNAC/UHCP and HGEA (AFSCME), UFCW Locals 1167, 135, 1428, 1442, 324, 770, 555, 7, 1996, 27, 400, and 21, USW Local 7600, IBT Local 166, KPNAA, IUOE Local 501 and Local 1, OFNHP (AFT Local 5017), and ILWU Local 28. Together, we represent over 45,000 members across hundreds of job classifications in nearly every geographic area where Kaiser Permanente has a presence.

On May 22, 2018 the Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU) will begin coordinated bargaining for a new agreement with Kaiser Permanente (KP).

We continue to move toward reaffirmation of the Partnership and national bargaining between our new Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU) and Kaiser Permanente (KP).

In recent discussions with our Alliance Executive Board, KP senior management expressed interest in affirming a new Partnership.

The next step toward bargaining: Kaiser Permanente has invited the leaders of all unions who represent employees at Kaiser to attend a national labor summit on Monday, May 7 in Oakland.

The following blog by President Gerard was originally posted on the USW's website. Click here to read it on their site.

USW Local 7600 Election Results are in! Click below to view.

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The past week, in Riverside, Ontario, Corona and Fontana, hundreds of front-line employees attended several information meetings to hear about the latest news regarding our upcoming contract negotiation and the new strategic alliance of like-minded partner unions we just formed.

If you missed those meetings, here’s a recap of some of the information that was shared.

If anyone challenges your right to participate in any Labor-Management Partnership (LMP) functions, stay at the meetings and explain that we are committed to making the partnership work for all. You have the right and responsibility to participate in LMP meetings. We are committed, as always, to top-quality patient care and dignity in our workplace through being active and involved participants in the LMP.

LOS ANGELES, CA—The Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU) announced its name today and its first hire: Executive Director Peter diCicco, founder and longtime Executive Director of the original Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, from which the alliance unions withdrew last week.